Russian National Day Celebration in Melbourne Annually on June 12th, the President of the Russian Federation presents the National Awards to the outstanding Russian scientists, artists and social workers for their significant contribution to the country. The Diplomatic and Consular missions of the Russian Federation abroad also present special awards to their compatriots leaving outside of Russia. These awards are presented to people for their accomplishments in promotion of Russian language and culture. This year, on June 16th the Russian Ethnical Representative Council of Victoria hosted an Award Ceremony to present the awards to people who serve the interests of the Russian community in Victoria. Following the awards presentation ceremony, a reception to mark Russia’s national day, took place in the old building of the University of Melbourne.
We would like to thank our photographers Aleksander Moloksher and Kima Guseva for their vivid photos.